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How to select a chipper for land clearing projects

The Vermeer AX19 brush chipper.

Land clearing is a big business and requires the right equipment to process wood waste in an efficient manner. In most cases, contractors have a short window of opportunity to clear the trees, brush and undergrowth from a site in order to make way for the sitework to begin.

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Honda Power Equipment to show line of portable generators and pumps at World of Concrete

Honda WT30 construction trash pump.

At World of Concrete 2018, the Honda Power Equipment team will showcase a number of its power products for commercial applications at its outdoor booth #O31200. Front and centre will be the Honda comprehensive line of generators – models providing smooth, dependable power for construction, rental, emergency and recreation applications. All Honda generators are powered by advanced Honda four-stroke engines and incorporate technology that make Honda generators among the world's quietest.

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Cat introduces first inverter generator: the INV2000

Caterpillar is expanding its Home and Outdoor Power product line with the introduction of a portable inverter generator. Inverter technology is a first in Caterpillar's long history of power generation. Caterpillar engineers designed the Cat INV2000 with consumer usability features, like an easy start switch, along with professional performance and safety features (OSHA compliant GFCI), making it a versatile generator for both contractor and recreation use. Caterpillar will also offer a parallel kit, enabling users to connect two INV2000 units together, to double power output.

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VMAC earns BC Export Awards nod for manufactured products

VMAC earns BC Export Awards nod for manufactured products

VMAC has won the Manufactured Products Category at the 2017 BC Export Awards. The prestigious BC Export Awards are presented annually by the Business in Vancouver Media Group, with support from the Government of British Columbia, and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The Manufactured Products Category recognizes companies that have built innovative systems or value-added components, machinery, or equipment for industrial and commercial use. 

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Cat introduces first-ever utility vehicles

Caterpillar has introduced its first-ever Cat utility vehicles - the gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D. Beginning with a clean design sheet, Caterpillar gathered extensive customer and dealer input to build a UTV that delivers the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort and maintenance simplicity. Rigorous vehicle testing ensures both utility vehicles meet the superior quality and reliability customers expect from Caterpillar.

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Pallet fork frame features integrated walk-through design

Bobcat Company introduces a new pallet fork frame, making it the ideal solution for handling materials of all shapes and sizes. The new Bobcat pallet fork frame features an integrated walk-through design for easier operator entry and exit to and from the loader cab. In addition, the new design provides compact equipment operators best in-class visibility for picking and placing materials.

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BC compressor manufacturer VMAC named finalist for BC Export Awards

BC compressor manufacturer VMAC named finalist for BC Export Awards

VMAC has been named a finalist in the BC Export Awards' Manufactured Products category. The prestigious BC Export Awards are presented annually by the Government of British Columbia and the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The Manufactured Products category recognizes companies that have built innovative systems or value-added components, machinery, or equipment for industrial and commercial use. 

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Compact crawler carrier debuts at ICUEE

The new Terramac RT6 rubber track crawler carrier, debuted at ICUEE, is the company's most compact unit yet. It is built to be nimble while providing the power needed to accomplish the task at hand. This unit features a compact footprint of 16' 2" x 8' 2", delivers a 12,000-lb carrying capacity and boasts travel speeds up to 6.5 mph, ensuring quick cycle times to keep productivity levels on point. And, a 130-hp QSB 4.5 Cummins engine allows the RT6 to tackle a wide range of general construction, pipeline, utility and environmental applications with ease. 

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Propane conversions available for Vanguard engines

Propane conversions available for Vanguard engines

Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power engines are now available for propane conversion through Propane Power Systems. The EPA-certified conversions are available for 11 Vanguard and Commercial Series engines, ranging in displacement from 205cc single-cylinder horizontals up to 993cc BIG BLOCK V-Twin engines. These certified converted engines allow equipment manufacturers to offer propane to customers looking to take advantage of the benefits of propane-powered equipment. 

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Gas engine driven air compressor now Honda powered

VMAC has released the new G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor, now powered by a Honda GX390 gas engine. The G30 offers up to 30 CFM at 100 percent duty cycle, making it the best choice for operators using air tools for light duty applications, including mobile mechanics, tire service technicians, and light duty contractors.

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